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Delph To Captain England

City Midfielder Gets England’s Top Honour

England Press Conference Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has been given the honour of leading his country for England’s friendly match against the USA at Wembley on Thursday.

But Delph will give the armband up for Wayne Rooney, who will come on as a second half substitute, to make his farewell appearance for the national side. “When I first came into the England set-up, Wayne was captain. He welcomed me and put his arm around and made me feel at home.

“As soon as he comes on, I will give him the armband back. It is going to be a huge night for Wayne and it is important we honour him for all of his achievements.”

It will be the first time Delph has led his country and the City man will win his 17th cap against the Americans on Thursday.